Fantastic. I didn't think he would be able to capture the essence of the Shining but the story of how Danny grows up is believable. It was one of the most enjoyable books I have read from the King in years. The only criticism I would have is that the ending didn't quite feel right, it felt like it was trying too hard to link back to the original story. It would have been better if he had left the suggestion, not all loose ends have to be tied up.